Class at 18 Reasons sitting down to eat together

18 Reasons is a non-profit cooking school that empowers our community with the confidence and creativity needed to buy, cook, and eat good food every day. Memberships and ticket sales fund 18 Reasons' free community programs. Cooking Matters, offers series of healthy cooking workshops families in low-income neighborhoods throughout the Bay Area. Nourishing Pregnancy supports birthers with nutrition edcuation, free groceries, peer and doula support for 4 months from the last trimester of pregnancy through the first weeks postpartum. Your support funds healthy grocery donations for families and keeps these workshops free.

Buying for someone else? Purchase a Gift Membership.

In it for the long term? Purchase a Recurring Membership.

Members receive $10 off of most 18 Reasons events, advance notice of ticket sales, access to our cookbook lending library, and discounts from our neighbors:

  • Fayes Video: one free rental
  • Bi-Rite Creamery: one free single scoop
  • Bi-Rite Market: $5 gift card
  • Dolores Park Cafe: 10% off all purchases
  • Pizzeria Delfina: 10% off one pizza
  • Tartine Bakery: $5 off one purchase
  • Omnivore Books: 10% off one purchase

Memberships last one year, and you will receive a membership card in the mail. Just show your card to neighborhood businesses to receive your discounts! Also note: Any membership amount above $50 is a tax-deductible donation.

Chef-level members also receive an 18 Reasons branded apron!
All of the above, plus get one free class a year1
All of the above, plus sponsor two CM families